Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship

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Stampede Wrestling North American Heavyweight Championship
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Promotion Stampede Wrestling
Date established February 28, 1968
Date retired 1989 & 2008

The Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship was the major title in the Canadian professional wrestling promotion Stampede Wrestling. From its establishment in 1968 until 1972, it was Stampede's secondary singles championship, becoming the top title in 1972 after the previous top championship, the Calgary version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Calgary version), was abandoned.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Place: Notes:
Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (1968-1989)
Archie Gouldie 1 February 28, 1968 Saskatoon, SK     Defeats Pat O'Connor to become the first champion[1]
Ox Baker 1 March 8, 1968 Calgary, AB
Waldo Von Erich 1 March 15, 1968 Calgary, AB
Archie Gouldie 2 June 3, 1968
Stan Stasiak 1 September 16, 1968 Lethbridge, AB
Archie Gouldie 3 September 17, 1968 Edmonton, AB
Vic Rossitani 1 September 24, 1968 Edmonton, AB
Bob Sweetan 1 September 30, 1968
Vic Rossitani 2 October 1, 1968 Edmonton, AB
Stan Stasiak 2 October 11, 1968 Calgary, AB
Vic Rossitani 3 October 17, 1968 Regina, SK
Stan Stasiak 3 October 18, 1968
Archie Gouldie 4 December 17, 1968 Edmonton, AB
Angelo Mosca 1 March 19, 1969
Archie Gouldie 5 April 9, 1969 Regina, SK
Angelo Mosca 2 April 22, 1969 Calgary, AB
Held up May 3, 1969 Calgary, AB Title held up between Angelo Mosca and Archie Gouldie.
Archie Gouldie 6 May 6, 1969 Calgary, AB Defeats Angelo Mosca in a rematch to win the held up title.
Billy Robinson 1 June 26, 1969 Calgary, AB Awarded when Gouldie no-shows.
Abdullah the Butcher 1 February 6, 1970 Calgary, AB
Billy Robinson 2 February 20, 1970 Calgary, AB
Abdullah the Butcher 2 February 27, 1970 Calgary, AB
Jerry Christy 1 April 17, 1970 Calgary, AB
Abdullah the Butcher 3 May 1, 1970 Calgary, AB
Jerry Christy 2 May 7, 1970 Calgary, AB [2]
Abdullah the Butcher 4 May 14, 1970 Calgary, AB
Dave Ruhl 2 August 14, 1970 Calgary, AB
Sweet Daddy Siki 1 September 25, 1970 Calgary, AB
Abdullah the Butcher 5 March 12, 1971
Les Thornton 1 March 18, 1971 Saskatoon, SK
Held up August 25, 1971 Saskatoon, SK After a match between Les Thornton and Black Angus Campbell.
Black Angus Campbell 1 August 28, 1971 Edmonton, AB Defeats Thornton in rematch.
John Quinn 1 October 1971
Black Angus Campbell 2 November 6, 1971 Edmonton, AB
Bob Lueck 1 November 19, 1971
Kurt Von Hess 1 December 3, 1971 Calgary, AB
Tor Kamata 1 February 14, 1972 Lethbridge, AB
Geoff Portz 1 June 2, 1972 Calgary, AB
Tor Kamata 2 June 23, 1972 Calgary, AB
Dan Kroffat 1 July 19, 1972 Saskatoon, SK
Tor Kamata 3 August 4, 1972 Calgary, AB
Geoff Portz 2 August 24, 1972
Tor Kamata 4 August 29, 1972
Geoff Portz 3 September 2, 1972 Calgary, AB
Kendo Nagasaki 1 September 23, 1972 Calgary, AB This was the original British masked version of the character, not the face-painted Japan/US version (although he would also later hold the title as Mr Sakurada in 1978)
Geoff Portz 4 December 23, 1972 Calgary, AB
Abdullah the Butcher 6 January 5, 1973 Calgary, AB
Archie Gouldie 8 April 21, 1973 Calgary, AB
Dan Kroffat 2 June 27, 1973 Saskatoon, SK
Archie Gouldie 9 July 4, 1973 Calgary, AB
Dan Kroffat 3 August 15, 1973 Regina, SK
Gil Hayes 1 August 27, 1973 Lethbridge, AB
Omar Atlas 1 November 9, 1973 Edmonton, AB
Archie Gouldie 10 December 28, 1973 Calgary, AB
Larry Lane 1 February 12, 1974 Prince Albert, SK
Archie Gouldie 11 February 14, 1974 Calgary, AB
Harley Race 1 February 22, 1974 Calgary, AB [3]
Archie Gouldie 12 March 8, 1974 Calgary, AB
Danny Little Bear 1 April 12, 1974
John Quinn 2 July 22, 1974 Calgary, AB
Les Thornton 2 December 6, 1974 Calgary, AB
Larry Lane 2 December 20, 1974 Calgary, AB
King Curtis 1 February 7, 1975 Calgary, AB
Larry Lane 3 August 7, 1975 Regina, Sk
Vacated September 29, 1975 Lane is injured.
Frankie Laine 1 December 12, 1975 Calgary, AB Defeats Butcher Brannigan to win the vacant title.
Gilles Poisson 1 January 16, 1976 Calgary, AB
Frankie Laine 2 January 24, 1976 Edmonton, AB
Karl Von Schotz 1 February 6, 1976 Calgary, AB
Eddie Morrow 1 April 1976
Karl Von Schotz 2 May 1976
Archie Gouldie 13 July 2, 1976 Calgary, AB
Dan Kroffat 4 September 11, 1976 Edmonton, AB
Larry Lane 4 October 29, 1976 Edmonton, AB
Killer Tim Brooks 1 March 17, 1977
Dan Kroffat 5 July 22, 1977 Calgary, AB
Vacated September 2, 1977 Kroffat retires.
Don Gagné 1 October 7, 1977 Calgary, AB Defeats Bobby Burke in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Leo Burke 1 January 6, 1978 Edmonton, AB
Michel Martel 1 March 12, 1978 Edmonton, AB
Leo Burke 2 March 24, 1978 Calgary, AB
Michel Martel 2 April 8, 1978
Leo Burke 3 April 14, 1978 Calgary, AB
Mr. Sakurada 1 May 20, 1978 Edmonton, AB
Paddy Ryan 1 September 1, 1978 Calgary, AB
Kasavudu 1 September 22, 1978 Calgary, AB
Alo Leilani 1 November 12, 1978 Edmonton, AB
Big Daddy Ritter 1 December 1, 1978 Calgary, AB
Jake Roberts 1 April 6, 1979 Calgary, AB
Big Daddy Ritter 2 July 27, 1979 Calgary, AB Ritter won the belt in what is believed to be wrestling's first ladder match.
Larry Lane 5 August 11, 1979 Edmonton, AB
Leo Burke 4 September 1979
Don Gagné 2 November 18, 1979
Mr. Sekigawa 1 December 8, 1979 Edmonton, AB
Leo Burke 5 January 1980
Bret Hart 1 May 2, 1980 Calgary, AB
Duke Myers 1 July 6, 1980
Bret Hart 2 July 11, 1980
David Schultz 1 January 31, 1981 Edmonton, AB
Leo Burke 6 February 21, 1981 Calgary, AB
David Schultz 2 February 27, 1981 Calgary, AB [4]
Mr. Hito 1 September 18, 1981 Calgary, AB
David Schultz 3 October 2, 1981 Calgary, AB
Mr. Hito 2 November 6, 1981 Calgary, AB
Vacated March 19, 1982 Hito is injured
Leo Burke 7 March 21, 1982 Calgary, AB Defeats Duke Myers in a tournament final to win the vacant title
Bret Hart 3 June 26, 1982 Edmonton, AB
Bad News Allen 1 September 3, 1982 Calgary, AB [5]
Bret Hart 4 October 17, 1982 Calgary, AB
Leo Burke 8 January 14, 1983 Calgary, AB
Bret Hart 5 May 3, 1983 Regina, SK [6]
Bad News Allen 2 July 16, 1983 Edmonton, AB
Archie Gouldie 14 December 23, 1983 Calgary, AB
Held up January 20, 1984 Calgary, AB Title is held up by referee Cedric Hathaway after a No Disqualification title but between Gouldie and Killer Khan is stopped due to a bad cut near Gouldie's eye; a rematch is signed for the following week
Killer Khan 1 January 27, 1984 Calgary, AB
Dynamite Kid 1 March 9, 1984 Calgary, AB
Bad News Allen 3 March 30, 1984 Calgary, AB Dynamite Kid defeats Allen on April 23, 1984 in Vancouver, BC,
however, this is later overturned.
Davey Boy Smith 1 June 18, 1984 Vancouver, BC
Kerry Brown 1 November 21, 1985 Edmonton, AB
Ron Ritchie 1 March 21, 1986 Vancouver, BC
Held up March 21, 1986 Calgary, AB Title held up between Kerry Brown and Ron Ritchie.
Ron Ritchie 2 March 22, 1986 Edmonton, AB Defeats Kerry Brown in a rematch to win the held up title.
Steve DiSalvo 1 May 5, 1986 Vancouver, BC [7]
Bad News Allen 4 May 12, 1986 Swift Current, SK
Honky Tonk Wayne Farris 1 June 20, 1986 Calgary, AB
Vacated August 29, 1986 Farris leaves for the World Wrestling Federation
Makhan Singh 1 October 31, 1986 Calgary, AB Defeats Owen Hart in a tournament final to win the vacant title
Owen Hart 1 January 19, 1987 Medicine Hat, AB
Makhan Singh 2 January 30, 1987 Calgary, AB
Owen Hart 2 April 10, 1987 Calgary, AB
Makhan Singh 3 May 6, 1988 Calgary, AB [8]
Harley Race 2 Unknown Unknown
Don Muraco 1 December 9, 1988 Medicine Hat, AB
Davey Boy Smith 2 March 24, 1989 Calgary, AB
Larry Cameron 1 April 28, 1989 Calgary, AB
Title retired November 24, 1989 Stampede closes.
Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (1998-2008)
Tatanka 1 October 1998 Tampa, FL Defeats Sid Vicious in a fictitious tournament final to win the revived title
Principal Richard Pound 1 April 2000 Michigan Fictitious title change.
Bruce Hart 1 April 13, 2001 Calgary, AB
Michael Modest 1 June 20, 2001 Lethbridge, AB
Bruce Hart 2 June 22, 2002 Calgary, AB
Vacated July 2002 Hart vacates the title to concentrate on defenses of the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship.
Karnage 1 August 22, 2003 Calgary, AB Defeats Harry Smith in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Harry Smith 1 January 16, 2004 Calgary, AB
Vacated May 2005
Eddie Mustang 1 June 3, 2005 Calgary, AB Defeats Karnage and Tiger Raj Singh in a 3-way match to win the vacant title.
Vacated September 2005
TJ Wilson 1 November 25, 2005 Calgary, AB Defeats Harry Smith in a tournament final to win the vacant title
Apocalypse 1 March 10, 2006 Calgary, AB Apocalypse eliminates Wilson in a battle royal in which the title was
on the line
TJ Wilson 2 September 15, 2006 Calgary, AB This match took place during halftime of a Calgary Stampeders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL game at McMahon Stadium.
Apocalypse 2 September 30, 2006 ? Belt returned as Apocalypse claimed the September 15 match was not a sanctioned match. Wins a 3-way match against Wilson and Duke Durango.
Vacated August 2007
Chris Steel 1 September 21, 2007 Calgary, AB Won a Fatal 4-Way match against Gama Singh, Jr., Tiger Raj Singh, and "Ravenous" Randy Myers to win vacant title.
"Ravenous" Randy Myers 1 December 14, 2007 Calgary AB
Title retired April 26, 2008 Stampede closes.

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References[edit]

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  6. ^ F4W Staff (May 3, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history: Low Ki Vs. Dewitt, Punk wins OVW title, Mutoh wins IWGP belt, Bret wins NA title, Dibiase & Dr. Death, Sheik, Watts, Fargos". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ F4W Staff (May 5, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 5): Bruno Vs. Gorilla in Puerto Rico, 2nd annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ F4W Staff (May 6, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 6): Verne Gagne Vs. Danny Hodge, 1st Annual Von Erich Parade of Champions show". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 

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